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by Chris Stedile on Sunday Aug 23 2015

It’s been two years since the Federal Elections Boundaries Commission decided to move Nelson into the Kootenay Columbia riding and the effects are soon to be seen.

Previously, Nelson was included in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding alongside Trail and Castlegar. Nelsonites and other communities in this riding voted primarily NDP in the 2011 election, resulting in Alex Atamanenko...

by Andre Carrel on Friday Aug 21 2015

There is only one election issue

There can be only one issue for citizens to consider in this federal election. It is not the economy, the environment, or security. The preeminent issue in this election is governance: the process by which the nation is to be governed.

We can rely on Elections Canada to produce an accurate count of the votes cast,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 19 2015

Is The US Dollar Collapsing, or is it Not? There are three schools of thought on where the US dollar is headed, some say it will be dead before Sept. 2015  is over. Some believe it is business as usual, while a third group points to the US dollar as deflating.

Now I’m a Canadian, and personally, I do not care who is right, or who is wrong. But, what I do care about, and what is...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

An ages old legislative wrong has been righted as the Alpine Lakes Suites, formerly Maryanne Apartments, is now conforming within city bylaw.

In the wake of a public hearing last week, city council moved to pass third reading and adoption of the bylaw that will legitimize the location — and the density requirements — of the apartment building in upper Fairview.

The...

by Brendan Quinn on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

Prior to speaking at the Save Canada Post Caravan Rally Monday at the City Hall Courtyard, two NDP candidates stopped off at the Nelson’s own Torch Light Brewery to discuss the craft beer initiative for the party.

The speaking engagement was part of the NDP small business initiative.

MP Candidate for Kootenay Columbia, Wayne Stetski, together with MP for Burnaby-New Westminster,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

Kootenay-Columbia Green Party candidate Bill Green was in Portland, Oregon, Monday receiving a prestigious conservation award from the American Fisheries Society.

Green accepted the William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award on behalf of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nations, joint recipients with the Okanagan Nation Alliance and 15 American Tribes.

The Ricker award...

by CBT on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

Are you planning a project that will help social well-being, the environment or youth? Columbia Basin Trust may be able to help.

Intakes for three granting programs are now open. Find forms and guidelines online. Application deadlines are:

·         Monday, October 5: Social Grants: cbt.org/applysocial.

·         Monday, October...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

While visiting wildfire-impacted communities, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, Naomi Yamamoto announced today that a resilience centre for British Columbians impacted by wildfires in Rock Creek and Oliver will be set up to provide programs of support.

"We know this is a difficult and uncertain time for many residents. Our hearts are with those who have had to leave their...

by Chris Stedile on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

The lengthy road to a new bridge in Trail has been made even longer after council voted to reject all the submitted tenders at Monday’s council meeting.

The proposed pipe-pedestrian bridge was intended to be a $10 million project, but the newly-received tender shows the final cost to be in excess of $15.7 million. Council decided that going along with the project at this cost was...

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

Last week the Union of B.C. Municipalities released its report on the operations of B.C.'s Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG).

It paints a less than flattering picture of the office. No big surprise given that the UBCM was hardly a fan of the auditor general concept in the first place.

The report's findings are based on a survey of 17 communities that had audit contact...

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